Country singer Steve Earle is set to share the secrets of his songwriting success by hosting a class next summer (14). The course will be held at Camp Copperhead at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York from 7 to 11 July (14) and will give students the opportunity to train under the Copperhead Road hitmaker.
A press release from Earle reads, "It'll be an intensive, all-day-long songwriting workshop, which I'm going to teach every minute of. I love to teach. I have fun doing it...
"I can teach the things that I've learned - from doing it - that make you a better songwriter if you already are one. Even if you weren't put on the planet to be a songwriter, I think you'll appreciate and understand songwriting better through taking this course."
Singer/songwriter Steve Earle agreed to write a memoir to help him cover the costs of his autistic son's education. The Copperhead Road hitmaker claims the book he is currently working on is the first thing he's ever done for financial gain, but he can live with himself because there was a bigger family reason behind his decision to spill all about his colourful, often troubled life.
He tells Men's Journal magazine, "For a long time I didn't write a memoir on purpose, because it just seemed like f**king myself out of a lot of song material.
"The reason I did it was money. My son was diagnosed with autism. He's OK, he makes eye contact, but he doesn't talk. He needs eight hours a day of very intensive school, and you wouldn't even believe me if I told you how much it costs.
"It's the first artistic decision I've ever made based on money in my entire life... I don't think I'm going to hell for it."
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